Men We Admire

by Mallorie Ann Ingram

Don Whitman
What does a firefighter with a military background look like? Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Don Whitman comes to mind. 

Whitman’s Air Force military background took him around the world with life experiences, journeys and endless stories; but at the end of 1999, his life changed. It was then he met the […]

You Know Dad Would Love This | The New Lexus LS500

By Steven Hicks

Built on the platform of the striking, high-performance LC coupe, the new Lexus LS500 sedan features Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged engine, the new Lexus Safety System+ A, offering their most advanced safety technology yet, and, as Lexus of Melbourne’s Owner/General Manager T.R. Page says, “Meticulous craftsmanship including premium wood trim designs so unique they […]

A New Baby From the Male Perspective

The Flinchbaugh’s are pregnant!
It’s always fun to hear from fathers about their experiences and memories throughout life with their kids, but what about the expecting dads that haven’t quite yet kicked off this life-changing adventure? Expecting parents Nevin and Tasha Flinchbaugh (Nevin is our SpaceCoast Business Magazine Art Director) are about to find out and […]

The Big Shave | St. Baldrick’s Foundation

By Michael Candelaria

Space Coast Conquers is proving to be more than a great name – through community service to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and fight childhood cancer.

The scene in March was almost historic. Certainly, it was moving, inspirational and effective – with impacts that will change lives and likely even save some of them.

The […]

First and Goal! | Meet Viera High’s New Football Coach

Words and Photo By Steven Hicks
Meet Viera High’s new football coach, Derek Smith.
“The players here expect to be student athletes, not athletes who go to school.” – Derek Smith

In many towns, the hierarchy goes like this; mayor, revered pastor or priest, police chief, football coach. And it isn’t always in that order. Viera is a […]

The Mortgage Firm | The Company Profile


Christine Danielson, Branch Manager – Melbourne and Melbourne Beach 
Christopher Goodman, Branch Manager – West Melbourne
Sarah Hidy, Branch Manager and Loan Originator – Suntree/Viera




Suntree/Viera, West Melbourne, Melbourne and Melbourne Beach


In an industry where many lenders are trying to perfect the home lending experience through automation, The Mortgage Firm […]

Live to Give | Five Star Claims Adjusting

Live 2 Give is not only serving in Jamaica, Live 2 Give is also in Brevard County. The foundation works with The Master’s Workshop, with at-risk children. Volunteers read with the children and become mentors for them. L2G also works locally with the Salvation Army, offering a homeless ministry at Easter to hand out Easter […]

Janice Scholz of Brevard County Schools | One on One

“No matter where I go and who I talk to, I hear our skilled workforce is aging out, and there’s nobody standing in line to take those jobs,” said Janice Scholz, Brevard County School’s director of Career and Technical Education (CTE).

That is an ominous start to an interview, but Scholz is very positive and hopeful […]

The Future Looks Bright – Thanks to Brevard County High School Seniors

As the class of 2018 prepares to enter the college world, we would like to take a moment to celebrate some of the local remarkable seniors.  Their many accomplishments include athletic triumphs, academic excellence and other extraordinary pursuits. To all the members of the Class of 2018 – graduation is not the end, it is just […]

Community Pride | Great Southeast Flooring America

Great Southeast Flooring America’s Nelson Green opens heart and wallet to the Space Coast

When a business thrives, the owner often feels a profound sense of gratitude toward the surrounding community whose patronage they have earned. That feeling can create a charitable impulse; a desire to support the community’s various foundations and efforts. Nelson Green is one […]

The Koala Times

From Mascot to Movement

At the 11th annual Autism & All Special Needs Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2017, Brett Rubin of Koala Roofing arrived with two seven-foot koalas in tow. When Rubin first began his roofing company in Ohio, he could not have expected this is where he would end up. Even with his passion […]

One Last Question

SpaceCoast Living sat down with one of our very own beloved moms, Judy Piersall, for some insight on how she’s built a happy home and made it work over the years. 

SCL: Tell me a little bit about your children. 

Judy: Kali is 30, lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is a wedding videographer. She’s engaged and will […]

David Curri | Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group

David Curri and his real estate team specialize in luxury waterfront properties and are ranked as one of the top-producing, independently-owned brokerages in south Brevard County. Since 2001, Curri not only sees his work as selling, but as building long-term relationships. He takes pride in providing the highest quality services guided with the utmost integrity […]

Embrace Home Loans

The Embrace Home Loans team office in Viera opened in the fall of 2016.  They are supported by the leadership of Sales Manager Stephen Thaggard, and his wife, Senior Loan Officer Karen Thaggard. The Thaggards have been married and in the mortgage arena for over 22 years. Their production has been recognized several times, including […]

Meili Viera | Waterman Real Estate

Meili Viera is a multi-faceted, bilingual professional with 13 years of experience in all sectors of the real estate industry including residential & commercial sales, investment properties, commercial retail shopping center leasing & management and luxury residential property management. 

Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Viera began in the industry at just 17 in Punta […]

Terry Parks | Palm Realty

Local Realtor Terry Parks has been a Brevard resident since 2005. The Columbus, Georgia native holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from ColumbusState University, where he was also a collegiate athlete. Before entering the real estate profession, Terry was a collegiate basketball coach throughout the southeast for 12 years.  

Parks is an active member […]

Ronald Canniff | Shelter Mortgage Company

Born and raised in Brevard County, Ron Canniff is more familiar than most with all the Space Coast has to offer. Before coming on board with Shelter Mortgage as a mortgage loan specialist, Ron Canniff worked as a manager for 25 years in retail, honing an understanding of customer service and communication. It was here […]

Remax Solutions

Lori Nartatez | Remax Solutions 

Lori Nartatez has lived in the Suntree/Viera area for over 25 years and goes the extra mile to provide her customers, neighbors and friends outstanding real estate service. She is a high-energy professional with a focus on detail, ensuring a smooth transaction will be handled personally and professionally.


Mary Ann Thompson | […]

Jackie Griffin | Florida Lifestyle Realty

Jackie Griffin is a business entrepreneur, in her third business with Florida Lifestyle Realty. Florida Lifestyle Realty sells real estate, specializing in waterfront homes and beachfront condos. When asked what sets the company and the rest of the team apart from others in her industry, Griffin noted their focus on “Making it happen.” “We are […]

Greg Ellingson | Ellingson Properties

Ellingson Properties is led by Greg Ellingson, a seasoned leader and business owner. His passion for leadership started in college at the United States Air Force Academy and has carried over into his business. What differentiates the Ellingson Properties Team from other real estates companies? “A strong sense of camaraderie and teamworks,” says Greg. “You […]